Several local runners took place in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon on October 21. Roger Quimby of Beverly, placed first in the marathon competitive walker division male overall with an overall time of 5:01:30. The average time for the 26.2 mile race was 6:04:14. Participating in the half-marathon competitive walker division male was Jay Smith of Beverly. Smith finished the half-marathon, 13.1 miles, in 2:26:34. Average time for the half marathon was 3:14:07.